1 In the beginning the Word already existed.
The Word was with God,
and the Word was God.
and nothing was created except through him.
4 The Word gave life to everything that was created,*
and his life brought light to everyone.
and the darkness can never extinguish it.*
1:3–4 Or and nothing that was created was created except through him. The Word gave life to everything.
1:5 Or and the darkness has not understood it.